While Conventional Housing Sales Slide, HUD Code Manufactured Housing Production Continues to Rise YoY in July 2022; plus Manufactured Home REITs, Stocks Update


During an affordable housing crisis, perhaps it is no surprise that HUD Code manufactured homes are continuing to buck the national trends that are causing conventional housing to slide as interest rates and other costs rise. The manufactured home industry’s latest national statistics on production and the top states for new manufactured home shipments are provided by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). Their report is posted below. Also found herein will be additional related information, plus our Daily Business News on MHProNews manufactured home REITs and manufactured housing connected equities graphical and left-right headlines update.




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Washington, D.C., September 6, 2022 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD Code manufactured housing industry year-over-year production increased in July 2022. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 8,050 homes in July 2022, a 6.4% increase over the 7,564 new HUD Code homes produced during July 2021. Cumulative production for 2022 now totals 69,709 homes, a 13.6% increase over the 61,323 homes produced during the same period in 2021.

A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through July 2022 — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2022) and prior year (2021) shipments per category as indicated — are:


The July 2022 data results in no changes to the cumulative top-ten shipment list.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing. ##


Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief

The good news from the manufactured housing professional perspective is that while new single family housing starts have slowed and existing home resales have fallen, new manufactured homes have continued their upward climb.


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Despite the relatively good news on the production front, MHARR leaders have continued to sound the alarm about existing and looming roadblocks that could slow, stop, or even reverse the trend of manufactured home production growth.


The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has also sounded the klaxon, only they have opted to provide a ‘solution’ that when carefully examined is no solution at all.

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The former MHI VP quoted at length below provided details of what is effectively sabotage of the industry from within.


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If the evidence above enough isn’t sufficient for some then the research by two outsiders looking into MHVille’s woes combined with that evidence should be.

https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/grumpy-economist-cochrane-sun-communities-sui-favorable-demand-drivers-with-supply-constraints-investor-data-yields-quick-case-study-in-buffett-moat/ Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo.
Ironically, Skyline Champion’s own investor pitch-deck provides ample evidence for manufactured housing industry underperformance. That same pitch-deck further provides evidence that Mergers and Acquisitions are a key part of their business model. What is there in such revelations that Birch and Williams miss? Bear in mind, that they are mere stand-ins who voluntarily raised their hands in defense of Berkshire and MHI firms like Skyline Champion. Notice: Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo. Use your browsers back key to return to the article.

That said, Texas is the number one producing state in the U.S.  It is also number one for shipments.

On the production side, note the pattern for the last few months since April of 2022. The data is per IBTS collected on behalf of HUD, so these are official figures.


State SW MW Total Floors
Apr-22  Texas 1,226 1,106 2,332 3,450
May-22  Texas 1,219 1,097 2,316 3,424
Jun-22  Texas 1,341 1,201 2,542 3,759
Jul-22  Texas 1,015 1810 11,825 12,645


Additionally, the most recent Cavco Industries and Skyline Champion quarterly earnings calls indicated that demand lost on the retail side has been made up on the communities’ side of the wholesale channels.

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Restated, there are apparent disconnects in the claims being made. How innocent or serious those data points and claims may be is yet to be determined. But don’t forget that when the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) declared “momentum” in the last few months of 2018, the manufactured home industry went into a modest downturn.


Growth in production for MHVille wasn’t achieved until the post-COVID19 pandemic was declared and the demand for single family housing initially soared, until interest rates began to rise in 2022. It had essentially nothing to do with the CrossMods fiasco.

Dated and at times inaccurate or misleading information is available on the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) website, which may explain why MHProNews and MHLivingNews has robust traffic and high levels of engagement when new visitors arrive. That is per third-party metrics. Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. Click the image and follow the prompts. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.
‘Losing, losing, losing.’ Perhaps that should be the MHI tag line to describe its effectiveness in industry advocacy? There is NOTHING apparent on their home page about the DOE energy rule on the date shown, much less other pressing industry topics. They still have the same tired CrossMod plug, which has proven for approaching 4 years to be a market failure whose launch coincided with a 2.5 year industry decline in production. More on MHI further below, following the MHARR release. When asked to comment recently, MHI leaders declined engagement, despite years of previous routine and rapid responses to MHProNews. Why are they ducking?

MHProNews will continue to monitor and report as warranted.

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  • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
  • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
  • NOTE 3: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
  • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the equities named above follow.


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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
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